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“best ski resort” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Clusaz Ski Resort

La Clusaz Ski Resort
161 Place de l'Eglise | BP 7, 74220 La Clusaz, France
33 (0) 4 50 32 65 00
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Darwin, Australia
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“best ski resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

family oriented, no lines great pistes from beginners to expert .tons of snow
you could easily base yourself in annecy and drive to la clusaz. park the car at the salon des dames car park, the shuttle bus takes you to the icerink (la patinoire) every 5 minutes. on monday mornings in la clusaz there is a market buy your meats cheeses and veggies!

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great for a ski weekend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Only about 50 mins from Geneva so a good option for a weekend. We got an early flight and were skiing by 1pm the same day. The village is very pretty with a traditional feel. There was a market on the Monday. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars - it is probably worth booking tables at weekends. There are some nice restaurants on the slopes. We enjoyed Le Bercaile. We found the skiing very good for intermediates, though there are more drag lifts that in some other resorts. In four days, we explored most of the resort but there is still some more left to do. If possible rent skis at the foot of the slopes so you can store them in the shop overnight and avoid carrying them back to your accommodation. We used Le Schuss and found the equipment and the service very good.

Visited February 2013
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Chamonix, France
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“Good ski in La Clusaz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

At least once a year we come to ski in La Clusaz because we like the view of the mountains from the top and the slopes which are steep on top but very well groomed.Nice to stop in one of the many little restaurants for lunch .

Visited March 2012
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic resort, close to the UK and perfect for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have just returned from a weeks skiing and a fantastic time was had by all! We drove from the UK with our 2 kids aged 7 and 10. We stopped overnight at Troyes to split the journey. On arrival at the resort we had to queue for about 20 minutes before we got into the village, apparently we hit rush hour traffic, 5:30pm when the lifts close and everyone leaves.

The following day we hit the slopes, paid €600 for 2 adult and 2 kids 6 day lift passes. Lots of choice, a bit confusing as once you get to the top you can branch out onto various hills but we found our way! Always a blue back into each village which is what we wanted having young kids that had only had a few lessons on a dry slope, but by the end of the 4th day they were coming down the reds! We skied Sunday to Friday so the slopes were not too busy, in fact a lot of the times there were only a handful of them, me being conscious and kept looking over my shoulder as the kids skied in front of us, but I needn't of worried! Never queued more than 5 minutes for a lift although you have to watch as some people don't believe in queuing. Slopes were in great condition and the snow was plenty, we watched the piste bashers from our hotel every night. Loads of variety of snack bars and restaurants which is most important, lunch would cost approx €70 but we all ate a hot meal and the all important alcoholic beverage was always ordered. Little tip some of the restaurants charge for tomato ketchup, so at the ones that didn't I would stash a few sachets in my inside pocket and use them at the ones that charged as my kids have it on everything and at 10 cents per sachet can stack up over a week especially when your using 8 at a time. We didn't have a bad meal, all were delicious!!

We really had a fantastic time, it is a very child friendly resort, loads of ski schools if you like to leave your kids to learn, although we did not use this they all seemed to be having fun. All the village restaurants we ate in, La Caleche being our favourite and the pizza guy a few doors up who had a couple of tables to eat in, always served the kids first and the food was great.

A couple of nights they had tobogganing on the slopes and had things happening in the pedestrianised village square, but to be honest we were too worn out from the days skiing. Slopes open at 9am and closed at 5:30 pm, generally around 3pm it would get busy, we thought this was due to schools out or people skiving off work early.

We would have no issues recommending the resort to family and friends and we are already planning our return journey next year!

Visited February 2013
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Annecy, France
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“Just Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A very pretty village with great places to eat with prices for all pockets. Huge ski area with really good snow and less than an hour from Geneva which is wonderful for people who don't want a very long transfer. Lift pass, ski school and ski hire about 50% of the cost of the large resorts and there are no crystal clad ladies in fur coats swanning around putting up the prices. Linked to Manigod a small family resort ideal for beginners.

Visited February 2013
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